The Kumbh Mela 2019 is the greatest mass gathering that will start from January 14 in the city of Prayagraj known as Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. For millions of guests to stay during the festival in the holy city, a tent city is set up along the wide river banks of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Taking a dip in the water at the confluence of these three rivers is said to cleanse a person from his past sins. The first Shahi Snan of the Ardh Kumbh 2019 will be held on 15 January which is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. There are numerous pilgrims, ascetics, group of saints, sadhus along with thousands of other visitors who want to witness the grand occasion. Kumbh Mela will thus have special tent arrangements by the government for all its visitors. If you have been wondering about where to stay and how to book the tents then you don’t need to worry about it.
The region is categorized into 4 tent cities known as Kalpa Vriksh, Kumbh Canvas, Vedic tent city, and Indraprastham city. The tent city is over 100 hectares and has modern facilities such as food courts, restaurants, meditation halls, and entertainment provisions available. The government has provided everything to make this event successful for not just one but for the duration of 55 days of the festival. Starting from budget documentaries to super luxury cottages, there are many accommodation options available for the visitors at the Mela. The tents are divided into deluxe cottages, super luxury cottages, and villas!
Deluxe Tents: You can go for a camping experience in these deluxe tents where up to 3 people could stay in one tent. The services will include complimentary breakfast service, along with maps of the Mela, housekeeping services and many more. The prices will vary from the kind of tents you choose and the tent city that you decide to live in.
Super deluxe tents: They are considered as the finest accommodation services available in Allahabad. These tents will constitute an extra veranda space along with the attached toilet facility. There will be services such as housekeeping service and pick up and drop facilities from the Allahabad station and services to reach the bathing point or the Sangam.
Villas: If you don’t want rest tent accommodation, then you can take your own villa. These villas cover over 350 sq ft area and are most favorable for a family or small groups. They also include a suite villa with 2 bedrooms and a separate drawing and dining area.
Dormitories: There are many options even in the dormitories residences including a simple dormitory room. Each dormitory area comprises a common restaurant on campus. In deluxe dormitory room, your meals will be provided without extra charges. All the dormitories have services such as western style washroom, locker facilities, WiFi, housekeeping etc.